Explore all the books on the longlist for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2022

A Different Sort of Normal

These were all the book titles – fiction and fact books – longlisted for the 2022 Blue Peter Book Awards.

  • Bad Panda

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Bad Panda

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

    If being good gets you sent to a zoo thousands of miles from home, maybe being bad will get you sent back? Anyone who’s ever …

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  • 24 Hours in the Stone Age

    Author: Lan Cook Illustrator: Laurent King

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • 24 Hours in the Stone Age

    Author: Lan Cook Illustrator: Laurent King

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 7+

    This fictional account of a Stone-Age family enables young readers to imagine what life may have been like for a child of their ag…

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  • Dragon Mountain

    Author: Katie & Kevin Tsang

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Dragon Mountain

    Author: Katie & Kevin Tsang

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Billy Chan would rather spend his summer surfing than travelling to China for summer camp - but little does he know, he's about to…

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  • The Shark Caller

    Author: Zillah Bethell Illustrator: Saara Katariina Söderlund

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Shark Caller

    Author: Zillah Bethell Illustrator: Saara Katariina Söderlund

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Following the death of her parents, Blue Wing moves in with Siringen, a gentle village elder. When a new girl arrives on the islan…

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  • Climate Action

    Author: Georgina Stevens Illustrator: Katie Rewse

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Climate Action

    Author: Georgina Stevens Illustrator: Katie Rewse

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    This superb illustrated book is packed full of important information about the causes and effects of climate change, along with id…

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  • October, October

    Author: Katya Balen

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • October, October

    Author: Katya Balen

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    October has a happy life living with her dad in the forest - but when Dad gets injured in an accident, she's forced to go and live…

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  • Good News

    Author: Rashmi Sirdeshpande Illustrator: Adam Hayes

    Interest level: 9-13

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Good News

    Author: Rashmi Sirdeshpande Illustrator: Adam Hayes

    Interest level: 9-13

    Reading age: 9+

    From pandemics to war, world news can sometimes seem rather bleak, leaving many children feeling anxious and despondent. This supe…

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  • The Amazing Edie Eckhart

    Author: Rosie Jones Illustrator: Natalie Smillie

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Amazing Edie Eckhart

    Author: Rosie Jones Illustrator: Natalie Smillie

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Edie Eckhart is a feisty, funny 11-year-old who has cerebral palsy. She has to make some new special relationships when she moves …

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  • Invented by Animals

    Author: Christiane Dorian Illustrator: Gosia Herba

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Invented by Animals

    Author: Christiane Dorian Illustrator: Gosia Herba

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

    This fun and informative picture book explores how animal anatomy, behaviour and skills have influenced the development of a range…

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  • The Last Bear

    Author: Hannah Gold Illustrator: Levi Pinfold

    Interest level: 8-12

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Last Bear

    Author: Hannah Gold Illustrator: Levi Pinfold

    Interest level: 8-12

    Reading age: 8+

    When April and her father move to an uninhabited island in the Arctic Circle, she isn't expecting to meet a lonely polar bear - ho…

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  • The Magic of Sleep

    Author: Vicky Woodgate

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Magic of Sleep

    Author: Vicky Woodgate

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

    This fascinating non-fiction picture book for older readers explores all aspects of sleep. Readers are guided through the pag…

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  • The Wizard in My Shed

    Author: Simon Farnaby Illustrator: Claire Powell

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Wizard in My Shed

    Author: Simon Farnaby Illustrator: Claire Powell

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Medieval magic meets a 21st century TV talent show when a vengeful warlock, an ordinary girl and a talking guinea pig are thrown t…

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  • What a Wonderful Phrase

    Author: Nicola Edwards Illustrator: Manu Montoya

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • What a Wonderful Phrase

    Author: Nicola Edwards Illustrator: Manu Montoya

    Interest level: 8-11

    Reading age: 8+

    This beautifully illustrated book explores a range of curious idioms from around the world and investigates their origins and mean…

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